AGA Applauds Natural Gas Appliances Standards Act

Washington, DC – Sen. Barrasso (R-WY) introduced S. 1043, the Natural Gas Appliances Standards Act of 2023, today, a bill that protects customer energy choice and ensures science-based metrics for measuring efficiency. This bill would require that the full-fuel-cycle be evaluated as part of the rulemaking process related to appliances.  

“AGA applauds Sen. Barrasso for taking this critical step to ensure consumers have the information they need about energy cost, efficiency, and emissions when it comes to the energy and appliances they use.” said Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the American Gas Association. “The direct use of natural gas is 92% efficient from production to customer, which underscores just how important it is to look at how energy is produced and delivered when looking to define energy efficiency. Natural gas plays a critical role in ensuring Americans have access to affordable and reliable energy and helping our nation meet its energy and environmental goals, and we look forward to working with the Senator and his team to continue to realize these benefits.”